Monday, 4 March 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #09/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". The week started with a look at a 2009 Dodge Pace Truck seen above at Talledega where it performed in the Spring Aaron's 499. Tuesday's post, the last in the present series of Tuesday MG posts, featured a Celebrity MG Metro Turbo that was raced by invited drivers in the 1989 ESSO Metro Challenge, the car is seen above at Oulton Park with British Touring Car racer Jerry Mahoney at the wheel. Among the may fascinating vehicles on display at this years Race Retro which was reviewed on Wednesday was this recreation of a steam powered 1905 White Sprint Car that is scheduled to appear at the Sywell Classic Pistons and Props event at the end of September. Thursdays blog returned to North Carolina where this Buick Regal Short Track Cup car was built by the legendary Banjo Matthews for Bobby Allison to drive in his 1983 Cup winning season. Ferrari Friday returned to Goodwood for a look at the car that was reputedly sold privately last year for more than twice as much as any car ever sold at auction, namely the US$ 35 million Ferrari 250 GTO chassis #3505 that won two Austrian GT championships for actor actor Gunther Philipp in 1963 and 1964. Yesterdays post looked at the Lotus Honda 99T of the type that Ayrton Senna drove to the last two Lotus Grand Prix victories in 1987 which helped Ayrton and Lotus third in the World Drivers and World Constructors championships respectively. Today's post feature another Formula One contender the Ensign Ford N173 with which designer Mo Nunn and driver Rikky von Opel made their Formula One debut at the 1973 French Grand Prix. Thanks for joining me on this GALPOT Weekly #09/13 edition, I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the links provided and that you will join me again daily at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !